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Archit's Colorado build!

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Archit, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Don't forget to pee in it.

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  2. Archit

    Archit Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    pfftt, pee is old school ... pretty annoyed with the guys I hired to build the stands ... they were supposed to deliver them this weekend but they didn't ... feel like I keep hitting a snag after snag with this build ... ugh.
     
  3. SUS

    SUS Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It wouldn’t be a proper build without snags right?

    Gonna be epic when it’s running. Can’t wait to see it come together
     
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  4. Archit

    Archit Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    true dat! I can't wait either! I need to start making some video reviews of the equipment we'll be using as well.

    Here's the equipment list so far:

    System 1 (already running): WaterBox 100.3
    --- Orphek Atlantik V4 (lighting)
    --- Simplicity 240 (skimmer)
    --- Jebao DC 5000 (return pump)
    --- Not a 100% sure on final powerheads; right now running a single CoralBox QP-9 and seems to be plenty of flow in the tank, but will probably install and review CoralBox RN pump here too.

    System 2: 275g tank (7' x 30" x 25")
    --- Orphek Atlantik V4 (lighting) (maybe additional Orphek OR bars to hit the blues (yes, I love my blues!) in the front of the tank where my LPS will be chilling)
    --- Deltec SC2560 (skimmer)
    --- Tunze 9430 (skimmer) (yes, this bad boy is going to have 2 skimmers )
    --- Jebao DC 10000 (return pump)
    --- Multiple CoralBox QP series powerheads

    System 3: 3 x (8' x 30" x 10") frag tanks
    --- Orphek OR bars (lighting) (plus maybe T5 retrofit kits in-case I feel the need)
    --- Nyos Quantum 300 (skimmer)
    --- Jebao DC 5000 / 10000 return pump
    --- A combination of Jebao CP-150 and CoralBox QP series powerheads

    System 4: 1 x (8' x 30" x 10") frag tank (incoming shipment holding / monitoring tank -- plan is for this tank to hold all in-coming shipments, take care of any pests that escape the dip as well as any algae, and then move the corals to above growout / for sale system)
    --- Orphek Ocean (lighting)
    --- Probably another Simplicity skimmer, if any at all.
    --- Jebao DC 5000 return pump
    --- A combination of Jebao CP-150 and CoralBox QP series powerheads

    Have not yet finalized on whether I'll be doing Ca reactors or dosing pumps yet -- probably Ca reactor + doser on System 2 and System 3 since they'll be the ones primarily loaded with corals long term. The WaterBox 100.3 is going to have easier corals probably, and System 4 is going to have heavy turn around so really no real coral "growth" in there to justify setting up dosing.

    They're all going to have Carbon reactors, and probably some sort of algae reactor/scrubber as well.
     
  5. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Sounds insane! Looking forward to seeing the progress with the Orphek lights.
     
  6. Archit

    Archit Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Best father's day ever!!!


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  7. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    great progress!
     
  8. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Looks great!
     
  9. Pth03001

    Pth03001 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hey Archit, it all looks great! How goes the battle though, any new updates?
     
  10. Archit

    Archit Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thank you!

    The day job got a bit too busy so a lot slower progress than I had hoped, BUT finally made some good progress last weekend :) I always have the hardest time coming up with the solution to hang lights, and after around 20 home depot trips, a lot of drawings and back and forth, we came up with a design that I'm finally happy with. Did the hard part last weekend, and going to be hanging all the lights this week; I'll take some pics when I'm done :)

    - Archit
     

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